What began as a quest to find the fastest game bird in Europe has evolved into the world's most sold copyrighted (a record by itself), not to mention, most eagerly awaited book. The latest version of the Guinness World Records that amalgamates the world's most amazing, bizarre, funny and outrageous collection of achievements, does not disappoint. Below, are some of records you will be able to read about in the 2013 edition that was released on Wednesday, September 13th.
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What's better than having an ice cream cone? How about one that is 13 feet high and filled with one ton of ice cream? That was what the lucky people of Gloucester, England were able to witness and even better, get a sample of, on Saturday June 30th, 2012.
It seems as though people will do almost anything to get into the Guinness World Records - create gum wrapper chains, host large tea parties, turn themselves into human torches and even, as was recently the case, topple over each other like dominos while lying on mattresses.
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Stolen into Slavery is the powerful, true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was kidnapped and sold into bondage where he worked for 12 years as a slave. Now an Oscar-winning film, Stolen into Slavery is an adaptation of Northup’s autobiography for younger readers. National Geographic has created a 12 page discussion guide for talking to young readers about this book.
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Since 2009, Nagpur resident Jyoti Amge has enjoyed the fame that comes with being the World's Smallest Teen. On Friday December 16th, she happily relinquished that title for another one - The World's Smallest Woman.
At the end of every decade, the officials at the Guinness Book of Records pick 100 of the best records in every category, and ask its readers to vote for their favorite one. Below are the results of some of the fun categories.
Last week, television show 'Live! with Regis and Kelly', partnered with the Guinness Book of World Records to allow contenders to attempt to break the records on live television. The show featured a new record-breaking attempt every day of the week. Below are the five videos of the attempts - while not all were successful, they are sure fun to watch.
It wasn't too long ago that Leonid Stadnyk, who is 8 ft 5.5.inches tall, snagged the title of the World's tallest man from Bao Xishun (7ft 8.95 inches) of China. However, this week, Bao once again regained the title he once so cherished.